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Upgrade of Alpha 7 cd & amp

Discussion in 'Arcam Owners' Forum' started by davidson, Nov 1, 2004.

  1. davidson

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    i currently own an Alpha 7 cd player and amp with B&W 601 speakers. I have a budget of about £500 to spend on upgrading. Could someone please advise on what are the best options available. Many thanks. :smashin:
     
  2. andyAV

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    Possible suggestion - how about upgrading the 7 to an 82 ? (about £225 thru Arcam dealers) and getting a power amp (8P) if the speakers bi wire (£175 second hand). You might want to listen to a real CD82 first though (cos I doubt anyone auditions upgraded 7's) :) and check biamp makes a difference for the B&W's as I've not used those before/heard em.

    Have fun - don't get carried away (speaking from experience :eek: )
    Andy
     
  3. davidson

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    Cheers Andy. Will have a listen to a CD82 first, the speakers do bi wire so i may get the power amp too.
     
  4. Scatter

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    For your budget you can easily pick up a S/H Alpha 9 CD / Alpha 9 inhegrated amp combo. If you add the proceeds of the sale of your current CD/ amp you can pick an Alpha 9P as well.

    This combo blows out of the water anything below CD93 / A80 / P90.

    I have gone through very a similar upgrade myself. :) I, however, use the Missions 782, so could get plenty of benefits straight away.

    Hope this helps

    Scatter
     
  5. A.C.E

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    is true scatter.

    i have a 9,9 int and 9p biamping mission 752f. superb sounding, v musical.
    recently bought the 9, and still got the alpha 7. looking for other amps/speakers to make up a second system with it.
     

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